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Helleborus HONEYMOON® Rome in Red

HONEYMOON® Rome in Red Lenten Rose

HONEYMOON® Rome in Red Lenten Rose

Format

Exposure

  • Partial shade
  • Shade

Rusticity

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • April
  • May

  • White tailed-deer resistant
  • Abundant flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • White-tailed deer resistant
  • Evergreen

The HONEYMOON® Rome in Red hellebore (Helleborus x hybridus HONEYMOON® Rome in Red) is a remarkable flowering perennial that will bring a touch of passion and elegance to your winter garden. This hybrid variety is distinguished by its large, cup-shaped flowers in a deep, vibrant red, illuminated by a creamy halo in the center.

Exceptional Features:

  • Bloom Time: The HONEYMOON® Rome in Red hellebore blooms from late winter to early spring, bringing a flamboyant splash of color to your garden when most other plants are still dormant.
  • Spectacular Flowers: The large, cup-shaped flowers in a deep, vibrant red are enhanced by a creamy halo in the center, creating a striking contrast and captivating beauty. They measure 3 to 4 inches in diameter (7 to 10 cm).
  • Evergreen Foliage: This perennial retains its deep green, glossy foliage throughout the year, adding a touch of greenery even during the coldest months.
  • Increased Hardiness: The HONEYMOON® Rome in Red hellebore is hardy to zone 4, which means it can withstand winter temperatures down to -34°C.

Growing Information for Optimal Bloom:

  • Soil: The HONEYMOON® Rome in Red hellebore prefers rich, well-drained, and slightly acidic soil. It also tolerates neutral soils.
  • Light: This perennial thrives in shade or partial shade. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the foliage.
  • Watering: Regular watering is important, especially during dry periods. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced organic fertilizer in spring or fall to promote abundant blooms.
  • Division: Dividing the plant every 3 to 5 years helps keep it healthy and encourages continued blooming.

Ideal for naturalizing in wooded and moist areas, this plant develops an expansive root system. Its sturdy stems support the inflorescences well. Its foliage is dark green and evergreen. A remarkable choice to brighten up shady areas.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
- cm
Spread
- cm
Height
- cm
Spacing
18 - 24 in.
Spread
12 - 24 in.
Height
12 - 24 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Tufted
  • Bushy

Flowering colours:

  • Brown
  • Wine red

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Moderate. Although they like humidity
  • hellebores should not be left in damp soil for long or they will rot. Allow to dry between waterings.

Maintenance:

  • Easy. Can be cut back in the fall
  • prune as needed after flowering

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained soil
  • Moist

Features

Resistance:

  • White-tailed deer
  • Shade

Attract:

  • Bees

Use:

  • Clumps
  • Undergrowth
  • Shaded areas
  • Shade gardens

Attribute:

  • Spring flowering

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